Quotes December 2011

Quotes December 2011

“The thin woman is far from being the svelte woman.” – Dr. Adrien Proust, Marcel Proust’s father

“An advantage of not going by too fast is that the world has a chance of becoming more interesting in the process.” – Alain de Botton

“After victory, tighten the straps on your helmet.” – Tokugawa Ieyasu

“Laughter is the only thing that will keep you sane.” – Drew Holcomb

“No one lives on the top of the mountain. It’s fine to go there occasionally — for inspiration, for new perspectives. But you have to come down. Life is lived in the valleys. That’s where the farms and gardens and orchards are, and where the plowing and the work is done. That’s where you apply the visions you may have glimpsed from the peaks.” – Arthur Gordon

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.” – Will Rogers

“Y’know how hard it was for people to have and raise kids throughout history? When I hear people saying they don’t want kids, not because they’re working on world-changing stuff like Albert Einstein, but just because they think they’d be happier without kids… I don’t know man, it shocks me. There’s been a chain of people brutally struggling and striving forwards throughout history, and you’re comfortable breaking that chain?” – Sebastian Marshall

“When a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him.” – Carlos Castaneda

“The best way to ensure that lucky things happen is to make sure a lot of things happen.” – Bo Peabody

“Having preferences means having weaknesses.” – Magnus Carlsen

“Anyone can delegate stuff they don’t like doing. What’s hard is delegating things you like doing.” – Robert Laing

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Embrace all change, not just change that benefits you.” – Carolyn Hax

“It’s so easy not to realize you’re under someone else’s influence. When we tell ourselves something, it’s always in our own voice, so it naturally seems like our idea. (Though we can often hear the influence when we say things aloud to others.)” – Carolyn Hax

“If people would take a second to define “credentials”, they’d realize that institutions don’t have the monopoly of credentials.” – Carlos Miceli

“Even when I’m railed at, I get my quota of renown.” – Pietro Aretino

“We need some delusions to keep us going. And the people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can’t.” – Woody Allen

“Your mind will take on the character of your most frequent thoughts: souls are dyed by thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Instinctively, I’m against certainty more than anything else.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Go sir, gallop, and don’t forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything you like, except time.” – Napoleon

“I have no problem with beauty, but it isn’t very interesting.” – Tibor Kalman

“The man, who in a fit of melancholy, kills himself today, would have wished to live had he waited a week.” -Voltaire

“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.” – Pierre de Beaumarchais

“Every Sauron considers himself a Boromir.” – Mencius Moldbug

“Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Winning is getting what we want, which often includes assisting others in getting what they want.” – Gerry Spence

“Clear language engenders clear thought, and clear thought is the most important benefit of education.” – Richard Mitchell

“The older we become, the more important it is to use what we know rather than learn more.” – I. J. Good

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